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by DAKennedy
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: California
Topic: Giant Collins Ponderosa Pine
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Giant Collins Ponderosa Pine

UPDATE 6/28/2016: New modeling of the Collins Pine's trunk has led to a volume revision, bumping it up from #8 to #7 on the largest Pondys list. It has been revised from 4,328 cubic feet to 4,450 cubic feet. A magnificent upgrade for this grand monarch. For a 122 cu. ft. increase estimate when ther...
by DAKennedy
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: California
Topic: Giant Collins Ponderosa Pine
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Giant Collins Ponderosa Pine

UPDATE 6/28/2016: New modeling of the Collins Pine's trunk has led to a volume revision, bumping it up from #8 to #7 on the largest Pondys list. It has been revised from 4,328 cubic feet to 4,450 cubic feet. A magnificent upgrade for this grand monarch. This tree is an enigma. Michael Taylor and I w...
by DAKennedy
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: California
Topic: Big Trees from a small county
Replies: 9
Views: 3584

Re: Big Trees from a small county

Behold, one of my latest 7'+ discoveries! McMahon Mine is a hot spot for giant sugars. This one is the largest. DSCN8953.jpg This is the only one that I have photos of at the moment. It is the largest known tree at the site, but I do not believe it is the 9' DBH Sugar that the old-timer had describe...
by DAKennedy
Wed May 04, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Off-topic - Post About Anything Here
Topic: New Giant Trees from Owens Valley, CA
Replies: 8
Views: 2411

New Giant Trees from Owens Valley, CA

Greetings, NTS! On Monday, April 25th, I measured two gigantic trees in the Owens Valley of California. Both were 63' 1" CBH, and 115.32' H, with a crown spread of 88.6'. The habitat is dry, dusty scrubland, and growing near the two is another tree nearly twice as big that I could not measure with m...
by DAKennedy
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: California
Topic: Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA

Jess,

Just out of curiosity, how thoroughly did you explore the Mt Pleasant RNA? I'd like to know if there is all that much left unexplored by NTS members. That RNA is one of the local three on my hit list, along with Babbitt Peak (washoe pine) and Mud Lake (Baker's Cypress).

-Duncan
by DAKennedy
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Mount Pleasant Research Natural Area, CA

Well, now I have a very good reason to go there. I've only seen two red for with 6'+ DBH, so even here in the west a six-footer is a pretty big tree. That site is ~50 minutes from my home in Calpine (~15 minutes from my old home in Quincy. Sure looks like a nice place to hunt trees.

-Duncan
by DAKennedy
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: California
Topic: New Tallest Sierra Lodgepole Pine
Replies: 13
Views: 3321

Re: New Tallest Sierra Lodgepole Pine

I heard from Van Pelt that the only Lodgepole he has measured 150' or greater was 15' CBH and 150' H when he measured it in 1998. It is located (again) in the Plumas-Sierra County area, this time ~20 minutes from my home in Plumas-Eureka State Park. I'll see what I can find there after the thaw, - D...
by DAKennedy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Update on American Forests Big Tree Program
Replies: 21
Views: 6026

Re: Update on American Forests Big Tree Program

Hmmm, Let's see. I'm unsure that there is all that much local interest, although there may be a couple people in the class I'm taking at Feather River (Intro to Environmental Studies) that might be interested in learning the basics of tree measurement. Some places that may be good options (plenty of...
by DAKennedy
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Measurement and Dendromorphometry
Topic: Update on American Forests Big Tree Program
Replies: 21
Views: 6026

Re: Update on American Forests Big Tree Program

Any updates on the Big Tree Program and the National Cadre after the last post? The only thing I've heard about the Cadre since then is that Zane Moore is a full member now, and I'm wondering if there have been any plans made after the last post, especially about West Coast Cadre workshops. My mothe...
by DAKennedy
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: California
Topic: New Tallest Sierra Lodgepole Pine
Replies: 13
Views: 3321

Re: New Tallest Sierra Lodgepole Pine

Duncan, I thought your opening post was perfectly clear. Within the context of the variety, the trees you measured are very tall. Even if they aren’t record setting, I think it’s good that you posted them. If you have a source saying 124’ was the record and I read something implying the species has...

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